Hamilton was nearly one second faster than Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg
Daniel Ricciardo ran a single lap with the Aeroscreen canopy that is an alternative to Ferrari's Halo device
Hamilton has been critical of both saftey devices tested by Ferrari and Red Bull, and claims that the latter's looks 'half-arsed'
Vettel suffered a damaged front wing after he hit Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen
Both Felipe Massa and Kevin Magnussen suffered trouble with their wheels, though Pirelli claim they were not due to tyre failures or punctures
Hamilton's gearbox was damaged in his first-corner accident with Valtteri Bottas in Bahrain
Both the Australian and Bahrain Grand Prixs have seen drab qualifying sessions under the new 2016 regulations
Teams expressed their greivances with the new system in a letter to FIA bosses
Hamilton starts from pole ahead of Mercedes team-mate Rosberg and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel
The Silver Arrows continue to hold an edge over the rest of the field
Alonso suffered a heavy accident at the Australian Grand Prix and has not been cleared to race in Bahrain this morning
'The drive is there to try and do something to help bring people back to their TVs to watch F1'
Hamilton will start alongside his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg but a farcical session so no cars go leave the pits in the final minutes
Ebullient Brit dominates practice for season-opening Australian GP
New Zealand police took no further action after a lack of 'sufficient evidence' but Stewart believes Hamilton should be setting an example as world champion
Rosberg went off in the wet conditions leaving Nico Hulkenberg to provide the closest competition to the reigning champion